Friday, February 24, 2017

Surreal Digital Artwork by Daria Petrilli

Daria Petrilli is an illustrator who studied at Istituto Europeo di Design Roma Rome, Italy. She writes, the surreal digital artwork is "​​for my personal joy, without bosses, and even publishers ... only for my pleasure." Her work depicts young ladies with ethereal beauty often in dresses from the past and curled hair. The characters seem to have a close friendly relationship with birds who are seen either perched on their shoulder or sitting around them. The artist shares about her fascination for birds - “To me they communicate a sense of primordial restlessness.”

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Greeks Gods on Packaging of Elo Soaps


Elo Soaps a range of olive oil body products is a refreshing take on an overused Greek ancient gods theme that's commonly seen on souvenirs and gifts in Greece. When Mike Karolos at Smirap Designs was approached to design something fresh and eye catching, he came up with amazing illustrations in his signature pop art style. The illustrations are designed with simple lines and geometric shapes, using bold color palette and patterns. 

"Also each god is accompanied by a characteristic element like lightning for Zeus, the owl for Athena, etc. Those elements were also blended in with each god as it was a part of them and not something separate" via.

The package design is very clean and simple with illustration on one side and ingredients listed on the right on a white background. The label tied onto the wrapped soap with colored yarn gives packaging a handmade feel and makes is to look like a gift, since these soaps are made for tourist gift shops. The unique packaging is sure to appeal to the tourist as well as the locals.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Highly Detailed Hand Carved Stamp Illustrations

Viktoria Åström is a freelance artist and an illustrator living on an island outside Gothenburg, Sweden. I first got introduced to her amazing work through Instagram where she posts regularly about her detailed ink drawings and hand carved rubber stamps. Her work is awe-inspiring, it's truly a work of a genius how she combines stamps and free hand drawings to reveal a masterpiece at the end. 

You can follow her on Instagram to see her in action behind the scenes making amazing illustrations each stroke at a time. She also has an online store where you can find her limited edition prints. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Textile Artwork by Mrs.Bertimus

UK based textile artist Mrs Bertimus is a creator of lovely "things" (she calls them)  a combination of little scraps of vintage fabric, buttons and laces collected on her trips to the charity shops. 

She carefully patches every little piece together and mixes them with her freestyle embroidery. Her work often has owls, foxes, rabbits and human figures embroidered by her on the sewing machine that she has owned since she was only thirteen. Check out more of her wonderful work on Pinterest.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ridiculously Adorable Animals That You Need in Your Life

Vilnius based artist Raminta is the creator of all the tiny creatures at Rama Lama. While growing up she was surrounded by delicate wildlife environment near Baltic Sea, where her passion for nature developed and inspired her work. After she graduated in photography in Vilnius Academy of Arts, she dedicated her time mastering skills and learning new techniques.

In 2012 her studio started to sell unique handmade animal totems and creatures. The creation of every animal figure begins with a little ball of clay which usually takes days to complete. The sculptures are carefully hand-sculpted, hand-painted with maximum detail capturing the characteristics of each animal. She updates about her new creations and posts the creatures that are available for purchase on Instagram.